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Straight Roads are for fast cars
turns are for fast drivers

Colin McRae

The SRCS is intended to be an accessible entry point into motorsport in Scotland. All you need is a valid driving licence and road going vehicle of any type!

Event Format

The events are held at a mixture of tracks and open tarmac spaces, where courses of different configurations are laid out using markers. You are competing against the clock in these events, so no other cars will be on the course at the same time as you. The aim of the game is to navigate the course in the correct configuration, without hitting any markers. Time penalties will be applied for the length of time completing the course takes plus every time you hit a marker or take an incorrect turn. During the event, the course configuration will change multiple times. The overall winner is the competitor with the least amount of penalties for all the combined courses during the day. Accuracy, speed and consistency pay off.

Competitors will be provided with a course layout diagram each time the configuration changes. You are permitted to carry a co-driver in the car to help you with the directions, but it is not mandatory; it depends on how good a memory you have!

The courses are designed to reward driver skill over the performance of your car, so that you can be as competitive in a Ford Fiesta as you can be in a Ferrari F40.

Series Format

The series takes place over 10 rounds in different locations across Scotland. We obviously want to see you take part in as many events as possible, but if you’re feeling competitive and wanting to score points in the series, we understand that making it to all 10 rounds is a big commitment. For this reason, only your 5 best event scores will count towards your overall points scoring position.

Full details on points scoring are contained within the series rules, found here.

Prizes

Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers at each round, as well as the ‘driver of the day’; a driver – potentially a newcomer – who has put in an exceptional performance.

Thanks to our partners, the following prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the series (based on their best 5 results across the year) at the end of the year:

SRCS Champion: ARDS Race Licence 

2nd Place: 2019 Super Lap Scotland Entry Package

3rd Place: £50 Turner Autosport Voucher 

SRCS Rising Star: British Touring Car Tickets

Further details on the prizes can be found HERE

Rules

The events are run, permitted and ensured by UK governing body for motorsport, the Motor Sports Association (MSA). We have endeavoured to keep the series rules as simple and user friendly as possible, whilst still ensuring we deliver safe and fair competition.

The full series rules can be found here.

You can register and enter any of our events by visiting our entry page here 

Am I eligible to take part in the SRCS?

If you have a road going vehicle and valid driving licence then you are eligible to take part in the series.

What do I need to do to enter my first event?

Join SRCS on the Registrations page, then pick an event from our calendar and enter.

How do you win an SRCS event?

A variety of different courses will be laid out by the organisers throughout the event. You will be competing against the clock in these events with the aim of the game being to drive each of the different courses in the correct configuration, without hitting any markers. Time penalties will be applied for the length of time completing the course takes plus every time participants hit a marker or take an incorrect turn. The winning competitor is the one who completes all courses with the least penalties! Precision and a clear head pay off!

Do I need a co-driver?

You’re welcome to either use a co-driver or go solo! The advantage of having a co-driver is that you will have someone who can study the course map and provide direction, to ensure you don’t make a wrong turn. The disadvantage is that you are carrying more weight in the car!

How old do co-drivers have to be to enter?

If your car has a roof, the co-driver must be aged 12 years or over and be at least 135cm in height. Co-drivers in cars without a roof must be 16 years or over and be at least 135cm in height.

I don't have a fast car. Surely I won't have any chance of being competitive?

SRCS events put emphasis on driver skill. Some courses will suit some cars better than others but in fact, the overall layout of the courses will more likely favour small nimbler cars, than more heavy powerful cars!

How many competition runs will I get at an event?

The duration and number of runs will vary on an event by event basis but as a general rule, you can expect to get up to competition runs per day.

How long do the events last for?

Times vary on an event by event basis but most events start at around 10am and are finished by 2pm. Check out the event page link in the calendar section of the website to find out specific information for each event.

What types of facilities are at the venues?

Facilities vary but the majority have toilets and cafe/catering facilities. Check out the event page link in the calendar section of the website to find out specific information for each event.

What happens after I enter an event?

You receive a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt of your entry. Visit the event page link in the calendar section of the website to find out specific information for each event and turn up at the event.

How do I score points in the series?

Simply register and take part in as many of the events as you can. We understand that people have busy lives and may not be able to make all 10 rounds, so to make the competition fair, only your 5 best event scores will count towards your overall points scoring position.

I'm worried about damaging my car - what sort of wear and tear can I accept on SRCS events?

Whilst we can never guarantee that you won’t damage your car, the courses are set up in a fashion that limits the likelihood of you hitting any objects that will damage your car. All events take place on a sealed surface which is relatively smooth. The most likely wear and tear you will experience is to your tyres; the level of wear will depend on your car and driving style.

Contact

Scottish Motor Sports

Despite the country’s size, Scotland enjoys a proud motorsport heritage and indeed, is only one of five nations in the world to have produced world champions on two, three and four wheels. As the development body for motorsport in Scotland, Scottish Motor Sports works to get more people taking part in motorsport at grassroots level, whilst also working to support young talent to ensure that Scotland continues to produce winners on the international stage. Even away from the heat of competition… Scotland’s automotive and motor sporting heritage is like haggis: rich, proud and memorable.

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